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We have two new heroes and some ideas if you cannot wait for success on the dartboard..

PDC Darts World Championship - Darts Blog 8

Posted: 29.12.10 in Tournament Analysis Blog category

We have two new heroes and some ideas if you cannot wait for success on the dartboard..


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Darts PerformanceCentre Heroes – Number 3

Mensur Suljovic and Mensur Suljovic Junior – What a Guy and What a Little Guy!
Shhh, Don`t mention the “P” Word
Oh dear, the name of Wayne Jones and the word practice popped up in the same sentence again yesterday.  We had mentioned in a previous blog that Jones was not keen on practising his darts skills. The commentators yesterday even suggested that not bothering with practice actually suited him! Hang on a minute, he lost, convincingly!
Dedication to practice is one of the most fundamental components of a great player, it underpins all the other skills a player possesses. Yes it can be boring, yes it is hard work, however, if you work out a schedule and timetable of fun and challenging practice games that focus on the core skills and that can also measure your improvement, then, if you do all that, practice can be motivating. You can even add non-dart throwing aspects into your regime, aspects such as fitness training and the like.  Wayne has done very well to clamber up the rankings bearing in mind his practice regime, in a quiet moment over the next week of the championships he may contemplate how far he could have wandered with a bit of hard graft.
Don`t take our word for it – Vince has the final word on this...
"Work and sacrifice, perseverance, competitive drive and selflessness are the price one must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile".
"Success is the result of dedication to an ideal of working hard to correct weaknesses-working hard to understand what is required for success and working hard to achieve the goal of being perfect". (Lombardi, V. The Essential Vince Lombardi (2003)
That Special Place
There were two things we especially liked about the Sulvojic match. The first, a lesson to all players, play your own game. Yes your opponent may be getting bored and the crowd restless but who cares?  Don`t ever get bullied out of your own routine.
An upshot of Mensur religiously following his pre-throw routine was that James started to get distracted. Rod mentioned his “special place”, a mind-set he would utilise in certain circumstances, such as when there are lengthy pauses between throws. At the Darts Performance Centre we advocate the more clinically named “The Waiting Room”, it`s basically the same principle though that Rod has suggested.
We encourage players to relax, coach and visualise their next throw when they are in this area (not all at the same time). If you would like to know more about this idea there is no waiting at the Darts Performance Centre, you can sign up for treatment for your darts immediately.


Author: Paul Gillings ( paul@dartsperformancecentre.com )

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